Main definitions of nereid in US English:

: nereid1Nereid2

nereid1

noun

Zoology
  • A bristle worm of the polychaete family (Nereidae).

    • ‘Only further studies on nereids and other organisms will allow a better evaluation of the actual impact and chemistry of acute and persistent oil pollution on chemical communication in marine environments.’

Origin

Mid 19th century: from modern Latin Nereidae, from the Greek name Nēreus (see Nereid).

Pronunciation

nereid

/ˈnɪriˌɪd//ˈnirēˌid/

Main definitions of nereid in US English:

: nereid1Nereid2

Nereid2

proper noun

  • 1Greek Mythology
    Any of the sea nymphs, daughters of Nereus. They include Thetis, mother of Achilles.

  • 2Astronomy
    A satellite of Neptune, the farthest from the planet, discovered in 1949. It has an irregular shape, a diameter of 211 miles (340 km), and an eccentric orbit.

Pronunciation

Nereid

/ˈnɪriˌɪd//ˈnirēˌid/